The HOB planted filter idea is what I'm thinking of expanding the spider-plant's habitat into. The Purple Waffle plant sounds like a better choice in the future, but since the mother plant is so productive with runners I'm going with it for now.
Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
85 gallon stock tank, "pond"
5g low-tech Java Fern jungle.
2.5g +1.2g satellite stream-clay
-subsoil crypt and Fern tank.
Pendant-hooded, LED A19 bulb lighting.